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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show News, views and music plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

with John Newbury.


Unknown: John Newbury.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Start your day the perfect way with Terry Wogan 's wit and whimsy, plus news, travel, weather, sport and the greatest hits of all time.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

with David Cohen.


Unknown: David Cohen.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares you for the weekend with music from
40 years of number one hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Singer and the Song

Helen Shapiro burst on to the pop scene in 1961 at the age of 14 with Don't Treat Me Like a Child.
She has matured into one of the world's most respected singers of jazz and standards.
Producer Mike Craig


Unknown: Helen Shapiro
Producer: Mike Craig

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green. Stanley Black conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Star Singers are
Rosa Mannion and John Boulter. Featuring the Desford Collier Caterpillar Band, musical director James Watson , and the Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Rosa Mannion
Unknown: John Boulter.
Director: James Watson
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Philip Fowke

... at the piano. Producer Alan Boyd


Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the BNLF Band conducted by Richard Evans.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Richard Evans.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Tony Staveacre presents a South-West edition and looks at music and arts against a background of tightening belts. As local authorities implement budget cuts, which arts projects will be affected? He reports on Inkworks, which supports Afro-
Caribbean events in Bristol, and takes a crash course in slapstick at the circus school, Fooltime. He also visits the Natural Theatre
Company, who have exported their brand of street theatre all over the world. Plus a review of the photographic exhibition One City, Many Faiths at the Watershed.
Producer Stuart Hobday


Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big
Band, conducted by Kenny Wheeler , with Norma Winstone.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Kenny Wheeler
Unknown: Norma Winstone.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Bill Rennells

Producers Roger Bowman and Graham Belchere


Producers: Roger Bowman
Producers: Graham Belchere

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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